Tips And Tricks For Buying Your First Sex Toy

Buying your first sex toy is really challenging. If you go into an actual shop to buy it, you start to panic that others are judging you for looking at sex toys. That means we will either walk out empty handed simply to avoid the looks or we’ll pick up the first toy we see that might be okay for us, only to find out later on that it just isn’t right for us.

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Online isn’t better. Searching on a certain popular search engine gets you over 68 million results, most of which lead to shopping websites or articles about the best sex toys that you can buy. The shops are full of different toys, all serving different purposes, and reading the reviews doesn’t always help. Sometimes you can feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of choice you have and decide to opt for something cheap just so that you can try it out… but that isn’t always the best option. We take you through the things that you need to know before you buy here on Escort Ireland.

What do you need it for?

Whatever you want to do in the bedroom, there is a sex toy for it. Seriously. You might think that we are exaggerating, but whether you are interested in foot fetish or you simply want to feel a ring vibrating around your cock, you are sure to find something for you.

However, before you go looking online it is a good idea to take some time to research and figure out exactly what it is that you want before you buy. Buying without a firm idea in your head for what you want just means you’ll more likely be buying something not suitable.

Sit down and think about what you need this sex toy for. Is it going to just be for you to use in bed, or are you hoping to share the experience with your partner? Do you want vibrations or are you happy without?

You don’t have to have the specific thing you want in mind before you go shopping, but it helps to know who will use it and where you want it to go. It will narrow down your options and rule out a lot of toys that aren’t appropriate.

You’re paying for the brand and the quality

You might look at the prices of some of the most expensive sex toys and see a popular sex toy brand there. It can make you think that, actually you are paying for the brand, but that isn’t always the case.

One user on Reddit came forward to talk about cheap sex toys and why you might be best shelling out for something a little more expensive. At first you might think it is just a stunt to get people buying more expensive toys, but her pictures explain why it is worth paying extra.

She explains that “the last time I used it I finished up, removed the condom, cleaned the toy, dried it, and put it away” but then she “came back two days later to find MOLD on it”. Definitely not what you want from a sex toy!

This isn’t the only time that cheaply-made sex toys have had some interesting things popping up on them (mold and mildew are common, it seems) so you are best to go for sex toys that are real silicone or made of non-porous material. They’ll last longer and you have less chance of wasting money on a toy that might turn nasty over time.

Shop around!

If you think you have found the perfect toy, it is best to go onto a search engine and search for the name of it. Incognito mode means no-one will find out, and it is worth it to check out other websites.

One of the big benefits of shopping around is that you might find some reviews. If a user didn’t enjoy using the toy they will be brutally honest in the review, and they might even give suggestions about a toy that they think is better for you.

Of course, shopping around is great if you want to save a little money. Some websites will buy in such big numbers that you can actually get them a little cheaper, and so you might just get the model up for the price of the original.

You should also keep an eye out of the pop-ups that appear when you look at the site. A lot of websites come up with a space for you to enter your email and sign up to newsletters, and sometimes signing up can get you a discount. If not, new orders might be eligible for a little extra off to welcome you as a customer, so it is well worth taking a look around the website for this first.

Get the right tools for the job

When you buy a sex toy, you shouldn’t ever just buy the toy. It might be tempting as you want to save money, but there are a few essentials you should add to your basket first.

One of the big things you need to remember with a sex toy is that it will need cleaning. You can buy some wipes to make things easier, and sometimes they have hygienic soaps just for toys. They are usually quite discreet, so you can keep them handy without worrying about the rest.

You might also want to invest in lube and some condoms to help keep it fresh. Be careful about the type of lube and condoms you get, as some of them don’t react well with certain types of sex toys, so read the information carefully before you buy. Often the toy will have some recommendations on it for the type of condoms and lube that are best used with it, and it will make your experience so much better.

Have you bought a sex toy or are you still unsure of the type of toy you want? Let us know in the comment box below or by visiting the Escort Ireland forum and joining in the discussion there. Why not ask for the recommendations of the clients and escorts there and see which toys they love the most?

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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